I have suffered from severe depression most of my adult life (now 53). I have 2 or 3 or 4 bad days a week. I have just had a PIP assessment and have been refused, with zero points on every section. The explanations all state that I seemed fine when interviewed by an assessor. I stated numerous times in my application that I have good days and bad days, but they have only considered the one good day.
I have a doctor’s report, and a report from the psychiatric hospital I attend.
I am now going to ask for a re-consideration. Then I shall appeal.
I was confident I would be awarded PIP, but got all zeros. They are stopping my DLA in two weeks. Does not seem right.
I know you can’t say with certainty, but do you think I have a good case for appeal?
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